Miscellany, Slo-Man

about Vanity, Fame and Notoriety


The LLBF came by with a rueful smile on his face – he is getting a nose job! According to him it is a necessary evil and is not driven by vanity, his advancing years (he is wildly and mildly middle-aged) exacerbating a chronic condition. And the Slo-Man listened to the LLBF expound on the… Continue reading about Vanity, Fame and Notoriety

Last Word, Memoirs

Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.


I recently had an interesting conversation with a good friend on Facebook about music in our lives. This and a short reunion with old school friends brought back memories of the entertainment options available to us growing up, as we did, on the cusp of the modernization of India. The very first mode of entertainment… Continue reading Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.

Music, Slo-Man

about the state of affairs


(This was written late at night in Buffalo, NY as the Slo-Man watched TV in his hotel room. It was a snowy spring night in 2011 as he watched in succession the following items on TV. Stories from the Libyan uprising Jay Leno announcing that among his guests the following night would be Rebecca Black… Continue reading about the state of affairs